Diary of a Madman
From the short story by Nikolai Gogol
Living Pictures would like to say a big Thank You to, Richard Douglas Pennant, Sandy McDade and David Schneider, Jim Lovelace, Daran Norris, Richard Corgan, James Barriscale, Rhydian Jones, Morgan Thomas and David Lyndon for their help in making Edinburgh 2013 financially viable.
Director: Sinead Rushe
Actor: Robert Bowman
Roland Melia – Composer
Designer: Sarah Beaton
Lighting Designer: Katy Morrison
1830s Russia. Poprishchin is in his 40’s – a low ranking civil servant for the Government, struggling to make his mark on life, but one day he makes an amazing discovery. Could he really be the next King of Spain?
Driven insane by government bureaucracy and hierarchy, Gogol’s dark comedy exposes one man’s reality spiralling deeper into a surreal fantasy world. Considered by many to be Gogol’s best work, Diary of a Madman, is set in St Petersberg, among the petty repressed civil Service of Tsarist Russia. Directed by Sinead Rushe (Olivier Award nominee) this one man show, performed by Robert Bowman (Sherman Cymru, Bristol Old Vic, RSC) is a timeless piece that explores the human condition when it comes face to face with it’s own mortality. This project is supported with a grant from Arts Council Wales.
“Robert Bowman perfectly encapsulates a range of emotions as we watch him unravel before our eyes and head deeper and deeper into a fantasy world.”
– Western Mail
“…raw power and intensity.”
– Nick Capaldi Chief Executive Arts Council for Wales, Western Mail
This Project was supported by Arts Council Wales
Living Pictures Productions are now touring India with Diary of a Madman and Timothy of Athens. The tour dates are: Lit Live Festival, Mumbai: NCPA, Friday 17 November; Prithvi Theatre, Sunday 19 November Ranga Shankara, Bengalaru: Sunday 26 November Odd Bird Theatre,...read more